The Underground at The Mob Museum to Host National Bootlegger’s Day, Jan. 17








Left to right: The Underground’s moonshine still; The Underground speakeasy
(Photo credit: Chris Wessling) 



The Underground speakeasy and distillery at The Mob Museum will host a National Bootlegger’s Day celebration, sponsored by Iowa Legendary Rye, John L. Sullivan and Black Bull. Attendees will party like it’s 1929 with complimentary spirit samplings, drink specials, Prohibition-history presentations and live music by the Old Fashions. FREE entry will be provided through The Underground’s side entrance with the password, “Bootlegger.” 

Iowa Legendary Rye Whiskey: Born on a small farm in Iowa during the Prohibition era of the 1920s, Iowa Legendary Rye was originally distilled by a local grandmother and clandestine bootlegger. This is her recipe for a truly legendary 100 percent Rye Whiskey using grain grown locally in Carroll County, Iowa and distilled in small batches of 26-gallon stills.

John L. Sullivan: John L. Sullivan was known as the Boston Strong Boy. He was the last Bare-Knuckle Boxing Heavyweight Champion of the world and the first Gloved Boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World. Similar to his boxing persona, Sullivan was larger than life outside of the ring. A regular in pubs across the country, he enjoyed his whiskey the same way he enjoyed all his vices – to excess.  John L. Sullivan is a small-batch Irish whiskey named in honor of the man who created the sport of boxing as it is known today.

Black Bull Whisky: Black Bull Whisky was first produced as a blend by the Dundee-based blenders, George Wilsher & Co, in the 1860s, coming to prominence after the repeal of Prohibition in the United States in the 1930s. By the end of the 1980s, Black Bull was well-known throughout the U.S. for its distinctive flavor and unique, time-tested blends. Black Bull blends range from the vibrant, untamed Kyloe to the definitive, refined 40-year blend, offering something to suit every personality and palate.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
7 to 11 p.m.

The Underground at The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit Connect on Facebook at or Twitter @themobmuseum.

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The Underground at The Mob Museum to Host National Bootlegger's Day, Jan. 17
The Underground at The Mob Museum to Host National Bootlegger's Day, Jan. 17